Six passionate musicians with a love for energetic, honest and spontaneous folk music, always raising the bar to ensure that both the audience and the band will go home satisfied after every gig…
In the past 12 years, Scrum has played at many festivals, both within the Netherlands and abroad. Every single time, the enthusiasm of the audience as well as the band members themselves is still increasing. As is Scrum’s fan base.
SCRUM is: Skottie – Robin Slutter (vocals, banjo, mandolin, guitar), Marco (bass, piano, accordeon), Robin (guitar, mandolin), Oscar (drums), Fred (bagpipes, tin whistle) and Corné (fiddle, mandolin).
Scrum was born in April 2004. A live EP was released that same year. After many festival appearances the band released their debut studio album Pro Libertate by the end of 2006. The song Drunk Again reached a Top 100 single charts position. In 2008 the band made their way to Scotland, to find what would be the base for the acoustic career of the band. In the same year, an acoustic live EP, simply called Live Acoustic was recorded during a gig, opening for The Dubliners. A large number of festivals in the Netherlands and abroad was added to the touring list. In 2010 the band released their second studio album, Killing Time. By that time the band was successful in theaters throughout the Netherlands with their show called A Night at the Pub, resulting in the release of a live DVD as well as their very own single malt scotch whisky Fior Càirdeas.
At the end of 2014 the band is at a crossroads as the former singer announces his departure. The bond between the remaining band members is strong, so quitting is no option.
In 2015, lead singer Léon Moorman brings a new kind of energy into the band. This is reflected in the look & feel of the band. The band has set new goals without losing their energy, honesty and enthusiasm. The Shamrock Sessions, produced by Sander Rozeboom (Caro Emerald, BLØF, VanVelzen), are planned to be Scrum’s first international release early 2017. The album “Single Malt Folk” is released early 2018. The single Looking Back is a radio-hit in Germany (WDR) and Holland (Radio5). In 2019 the lead singer announces to follow his career as a solo artist. The band decides to go back to beginning.
After 5 years the former singer returns, so Scrum is back to basic!